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Which of the following is a TRUE statement regarding prophylactic antibiotic use for an uncomplicated hysterectomy?


should administered after skin incision


correct →

a single dose is adequate



there is no benefit in low risk patients

Read the section, “Clinical Considerations and Recommendations” in ACOG Practice Bulletin #104 Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Gynecologic Procedures.

About the Author

William C. Dodson, MD
William C. Dodson, MD, is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Penn State College of Medicine. He completed his fellowship in reproductive endocrinology at Duke University. His research and clinical areas of focus include treatment of infertility, especially ovulation induction. He was previously on the Editorial Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology and has served as the Consultant Web Editor for Obstetrics & Gynecology since 2008.